Filipino Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 1 large fish (apahap*, Iapu-Iapu** or talakitok***)
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Vetsin to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Garnishing:
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced sweet pickles
  • 1 small carrot, cooked, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons spring onions, chopped finely
How to cook Filipino Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise:
  • Clean whole fish, scrape scales. Rub with salt, vetsin, and sprinkle pepper. Let stand for 1 hour.
  • Brush fish with butter. Steam for 20 - 30 minutes. Drain.
  • Place on a serving dish. Cool.
  • Coat both sides with mayonnaise.
  • Combine all garnishing chopped ingredients. Arrange on top of the steamed fish. (Or arrange individually by strips on top of the steamed fish.)
  • Chill in refrigerator before serving.


The Filipino Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
Kining sud-ana makasingot sa ka lami. (This kind of food will make you sweat with its good taste.)


*Apahap, a kind of Filipino fish similar to sea bass.
**In the Philippines, the grouper is commonly known as Lapu-Lapu.
***Talakitok is the local Filipino name that applies to several species of Trevallies / Jacks.

This recipe for Filipino Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Filipino Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cook Book.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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